On 12-13 / 3/2021, at Flamingo Dai Lai, the General Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) cooperated with the German International Cooperation Organization (GIZ) to hold the Conference "Capacity building for managers of DVET”. This is the first time the Conference has been held with the participation of senior officials, including all leaders of the DVET, Leaders of functional Departments, Units of DVET and officials in the leadership planning category at Department level under the DVET; members of working groups on development of projects and strategies for the year 2021, together with 50 principals of colleges across the country attended through the online form.
Opening speech of Dr. Truong Anh Dung, Director General of DVET at Conference
2021 is a special important year as it is the first year of implementing the Resolution of the XIII National Congress of the Party, the first year of implementation of the 5-year socio-economic development plan 2021. -2025 and the 10-year socio-economic development strategy for 2021-2030. Facing with the increasing demands on human resources directly for production, business and service activities of the labor market, in the context of the strong development of digital economy and digital society, under the impact of the industrial revolution 4.0, the new generation of trade agreements, the Covid-19 epidemic and the trend of human mobility in the international labor market, it requires a flexible VET system with a view to developing VET in the period 2021-2030 in the direction of open, diversified, flexible, modern, quality, efficient, accessible and fair system, with many training modes and levels to meet the learning needs and lifelong career skills upgrade of workers to meet the requirements of the working position; VET reform; associate VET with employment and the labor market; step by step bring VET to regional and international quality standards. Facing the renewal requirement of VET, successfully implementing the above targets, it is necessary to focus on improving the capacity of the management staffs, but first of all, the management staffs of DVET and Leaders of high-quality schools are planned as a breakthrough solution to innovate and improve the quality of VET in the period 2021-2030.
Dr. Juergen Hartwig – TVET reform Program, GIZ at the Conference
Addressing the direction and opening of the conference, Dr. Truong Anh Dung, Director General of DVET, affirmed that the goal of the conference is to improve the capacity of the management team, helping management staffs to grasp trends in VET in the world and orientations of Vietnam. Thereby grasping opportunities, challenges and development trends of VET to renew thinking, seize opportunities to anticipate the development trend to innovate and improve the quality of Vietnamese VET in an open and flexible direction and integration. The Director General emphasized that the current trends, the position and role of vocational skill, VET, skilled human resources play an important role in promoting GDP growth, enhancing national competitiveness. The economy will be more efficient, thereby promoting investment efficiency. In fact, the most prosperous countries are countries with high skilled labor force. Therefore, all countries tend to shift, pay attention to VET, re-establish the VET system to train human resources with high skills to serve the development.
Group photo of all participants at the conference
It is forecasted that with the development of science and technology, the problem of labor skills needs to be improved, with about 10-30% of jobs changing, up to 40% of the workforce will not meet the needs when work changes. Automation, in parallel with the COVID epidemic will speed up the application of technology to production activities, so it is forecasted that 85 million jobs will change due to the reassignment of jobs between people and machines, 97 million of new jobs will appear and therefore up to 40% of workers need retraining, employees needing training and adding new skills.